Marketing Department at Kellogg

  • Timothy Calkins
    Clinical Professor of Marketing Timothy Calkins Photo © Nathan Mandell

As chair of the marketing department I would like to add my personal welcome to visitors of the department's website. Marketing is the driving force that distinguishes one company from another. Regardless of the product market or service arena in which firms compete, the dominant firm is the one that is a great marketing company. Marketing is an exciting, interdisciplinary activity and Kellogg's marketing department is eminently qualified to inform and educate students and practitioners with the leading edge principles of marketing. Our department is unique in the breadth and diversity of its faculty and its impact on the field.

In this website you will find our mission statement as well as a brief history of the department. Also included are bios of the department faculty, descriptions of courses taught in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, requirements for completing a major in Marketing, information concerning the Ph.D. program, and executive programs offered by the department.

 Eric T. Anderson
Hartmarx Professor of Marketing
Chair of Marketing Department
Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice 
Eric T. Anderson

Marketing Research featured in Kellogg Insight

Plastic Problems
When giving credit card users more information can backfire
Based on the research of Hal Ersner-Hershfield And Neal J. Roese
When giving credit card users more information can backfire: A 2009 act passed by U.S. Congress requires credit card companies to print two payoff scenarios on monthly statements. But the addition of a second scenario—a three-year payoff plan—might prompt a debtor to make a smaller monthly credit card payment, even if they have the ability to pay more. This is because credit card users view the monthly payment offered under a three-year payoff plan as a cue for what they ought to pay. New research shows that when it comes to people digging themselves out of debt, less information might mean more savings.

When Marketers Step into the C-Suite
Four top executives on building credibility with company leadership
by Homi B. Patel , Rick Lenny , Matthew Paull And Mary Dillon
Four top executives on building credibility with company leadership: Top executives respond to questions about CMO effectiveness with the senior team. Homi B. Patel, Rick Lenny, Matthew Paull, and Mary Dillon give advice on what marketing leaders can do to foster effective team interactions.

Pump Up the Jams and Feel Powerful
The right background music can affect how you construe information and your willingness to take initiative
Based on the research of Dennis Hsu , Li Huang , Loran Nordgren , Derek D. Rucker And Adam D. Galinsky
The right background music can affect how you construe information and your willingness to take initiative: It is hard to go too long without hearing music. Music can wake us in the morning and brighten up our commute. Music greets us at coffee shops, department stores, bars, and gyms. Music teaches us the alphabet and implores us to fall in and out of love. Yet despite the central role that music plays in the lives of so many people around the world, we are still learning about music’s transformative effects on the psyche. In a recent article, a team of researchers investigated one potential effect of music: psychological empowerment. Their research question was simple yet intriguing: Could listening to the right kind of music—even in the background—make us feel more powerful and in control?

Finding the Right Justifiers
In B2B sales, suppliers and purchasers can work together to streamline nonstrategic purchasing for the good of both parties
Based on the research of James C. Anderson , James A. Narus And Marc Wouters
In B2B sales, suppliers and purchasers can work together to streamline nonstrategic purchasing for the good of both parties : In B2B sales, suppliers and purchasers can work together to streamline nonstrategic purchasing for the good of both parties. The process for non-strategic purchases has to happen as efficiently as possible in order to benefit the company. The key is finding a useful extra to justify the purchase.

Marketing Department News

  • How to read a mind
    Moran Cerf

    A new immersion trip explores how marketers can research consumers’ brain activity

Upcoming Events

  • KAMP

    Jan 09, 2015, 12:20 PM

  • Stephen Spiller

    Marketing Seminar

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:00 AM

  • Marketing Conference

    Donald P. Jacobs Center

    Jan 24, 2015, 8:30 AM

  • Elisabeth Honka

    Marketing Seminar

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:00 AM

  • Pranav Jindal

    Marketing Seminar

    Feb 18, 2015, 11:00 AM